Since we converted to an Academy we have now become responsible for our own admissions. We will be using the County Admission Guide and applications need to be made through Herts County Council. Any further changes or policies will be put on this section of our website.
Consultation on our Admission Policy for 2020-2021 took place from 19 November 2018 to 6 January 2019.
Following advice issued by the Department for Education on 6 August 2018, all schools are strongly advised to consult on proposals to give second highest priority to “children previously looked after by the state abroad”.
There has also been an addition to Rule 3 regarding multiple births, confirming that the County Council will offer above the Published Admission Number for multiple births, without displacing other children.
School Admission Appeals Timetable
In year appeals
For parents who wish to appeal as a result of an unsuccessful in year application, there is a new online appeals system which can be accessed via www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/schoolappeals
Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
September 2020 entry
Appeals resulting from secondary transfer and under 11’s applications for admission in September 2020 will be heard according to the following timetable:
|Allocation||Appeals lodged by||Appeals to be heard between|
|Secondary Transfer||2 March 2020||4pm on 3 April 2020||5 May – 19 June 2020|
(excluding 25-29 May)
(Primary Reception, Junior / Middle)
|16 April 2020||4pm on 22 May 2020||22 June – 22 July 2020|
- Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever is the later date.
- Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.
- Appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.
Additional Supporting Information
If an appellant wishes to any supporting evidence after lodging an appeal, they will need to get that to the Appeals Team at least 7 working days before your hearing, (not counting the day of postage or the hearing date).
Please remember that any confidential medical/social evidence submitted to the Admission Authority (AA) in support of your application will not be provided to an appeal panel. If you wish to rely on this in support of your appeal you will need to submit this documentation to the Appeals Team.
If the appellant has a short document (like a doctor’s letter which was not previously available), this will be accepted up to 4 working days before the hearing. Any additional evidence received after this deadline will not be circulated and the panel may not accept any additional information taken to the hearing.